What will John Key’s legacy be?

John Key’s tenure as Prime Minister looks like it is coming to an end in the 2014 elections. Its time to start thinking about his legacy, and how he will be remembered by the New Zealand public.

1.  What changes to New Zealand do you think John Key will be remembered for?

2.  Has John Key actually been a strong leader or has he been blessed with an unbelievably inept opposition who have failed to call him to account for his election promises?

3.  In twenty years time how do you think New Zealanders will look back at John Key?

4.  Asset Sales will comprise less than 0.5% of New Zealand’s GDP, and will do nothing to create a step change in our economy, so why has John Key staked so much of his political capital on something so insignificant?

5. Why do you think John Key’s ambition has been so limited?

6.  Why do you think John Key has been so keen on giving hand outs to agriculture when nowhere in the world has got rich on agriculture in the last 80 years?

7. Why do you think John Key was so strategically stupid over the MMP referendum?

I’ll be publishing my answers to these questions in the next couple of weeks. I’ll also be asking political commentators and commenters on this blog to provide their answers. Commenters wanting their comments to be published should write sensible, to the point answers without rabbiting on about gay stuff or swearing.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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